Senior Director, adMare Academy, adMare Bioinnovations
Elayne brings over 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience to the role of Director, Programs and Partnerships. She has held a number of senior positions in the life sciences sector including market research, product management, and sales with Abbott Laboratories, a multi-national pharmaceutical company and then in corporate communications, investor relations, and business development for QLT Inc., where as Vice President, she was part of the core strategic leadership team that launched the company’s blockbuster product, Visudyne, for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration in over 75 countries.
In addition to her corporate experience, Elayne also brings a strong entrepreneurial track record and business consulting expertise to the role.
A keen advocate of giving back, Elayne has been a member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, where she continues to be actively involved in the organization’s mentor program. She also volunteers her time as a photographer for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Elayne received her bachelor’s degree in Sciences with a specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.